13 Weeks to a New Novel


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Some days, it seems like everyone wants to write a novel.

I was re-watching “Shakespeare in Love” recently—I love that movie—and the scene in which the young Will Shakespeare discovers that the disguised Thomas Kent is actually the Lady Viola, object of his affections, jumped out at me.

At the end of the clip, the boatman, having just dropped his bombshell on Young Will, says “Strangely enough, I’m a bit of a writer me self…” and proceeds to pull out a manuscript he just happens to have handy. “It wouldn’t take you long to read it! I expect you know all the booksellers!”

Some days, it seems like everyone wants to be a writer. Never mind the long hours, low pay, and terrible benefits, it seems everyone’s got an idea, or maybe just a dream. The problem then becomes: we’re not sure where to go with it or what to…

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